Uttarkashi (Hindi: उत्तरकाशी ), meaning Kashi of the north, is a town in Uttarakhand, India. It is the district headquarters of Uttarkashi district. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town. Wikipedia
Find crucial information and trip planning details about Uttarkashi, which is a city in India. The nearest major city to Uttarkashi is Kasauli. Attractions in Kasauli include Monkey Point, Christ Church, Sunset Point. Also, to reach Uttarkashi, you'll have to take a flight to Kasauli; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Uttarkashi are of 1 to 2 days duration.
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